Michael R. Sitrick, JD, CFRE
As vice president for advancement, Mike works closely with individuals, families, businesses, and their advisors to help them plan and accomplish their unique charitable goals. His areas of focus include donor-advised funds, community and not-for-profit endowments, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of cash and appreciated assets such as stock, mutual funds, retirement assets (including IRA QCDs), insurance, real estate, and closely-held business interests.
Mike graduated magna cum laude from Millikin University in Decatur, IL, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. After completing his studies, he worked as an attorney at two Chicago area law firms where he concentrated in civil litigation.
Prior to rejoining the staff in 2013, Mike had worked for the Foundation from 2003 to 2010 in a variety of positions within its advancement department.
Mike is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA) where he has served on numerous committees including its Editorial Board and Public Interest and Education Committee. He is a current member of the DCBA Judiciary Committee, a member of the Eighteenth Circuit Pro Bono Committee, and also serves as a co-writer and performer for DCBA's annual Judges' Nite production, a fundraiser to benefit DuPage Legal Aid.
Mike is a past president and board member of Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council, a past board member of the West Suburban Philanthropic Network (WSPN), and a current member of the DuPage County Estate Planning Council and Chicago Council on Planned Giving.
In 2016 Mike was recognized by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce as one of its Inaugural “Four Under 40” recipients. He is also a two-time recipient of the DCBA Board of Directors’ Award (2013-2014; 2016-2017) and a past recipient of WSPN's Distinguished Service Award (2016).
In his spare time, Mike enjoys performing as an actor and featured tenor soloist with area theatrical and musical groups. He lives in Lombard with his wife, Elizabeth.